Chapter 5. History and Politics

  1. Emma Smith
  1. Andrew Murphy and
  2. Graham Holderness

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775769.ch5

Shakespeare's Histories

Shakespeare's Histories

How to Cite

Murphy, A. and Holderness, G. (2004) History and Politics, in Shakespeare's Histories (ed E. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470775769.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631220077

Online ISBN: 9780470775769



  • politicization of literary studies;
  • British marxist studies of shakespeare;
  • William Shakespeare's plays;
  • Shakespeare's political drama;
  • realism


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Shakespeare's Irish History

  • Shakespeare and National Identities